Call for Competition Proposals

The ICRA 2024 Organizing Committee invites proposals for competitions to be held during the 2024 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in the PACIFICO YOKOHAMA in Yokohama, Japan, May 13th to 17th 2024. The competitions provide a unique venue for state-of-the-art technical demonstrations from research labs throughout academia and industry. Conference attendees and media representatives will have the opportunity to experience live demonstrations of robotic technology via these competitions.

Submission Information

Competition proposals must include the following information:

A brief description of the competition, including what particular task is under evaluation and why the competition is of interest to the ICRA community.
A draft of the rules and assessment.
Number of competition days and planned time schedule.
A list of possible participant teams, including an estimate of the total number of participants.
Awards planning, estimated budget and funding source (if any) supporting the competition.
Request for the Organizing Committee for facilities including required space (area in square meters and minimum height) along with power, networking, furniture, audiovisual media, and other requirements.
Safety considerations.
History of the competition, if applicable.
Names, contact information, and brief CVs of the competition organizers, describing experience in organizing previous competitions, workshops, etc.

All submissions will undergo a review process within the Organizing Committee. Acceptance decisions will be based upon the potential significance, sustainability in future ICRA meetings, space and logistical requirements.

All the submissions must be made through PaperPlaza.

Important Dates

Submission open July 15th 2023
Submission deadline October 15th 2023
Acceptance notification October 31st 2023
Competitions May 13th-May 17th 2024 (setup is possible on May 12th)

Competition Chair:

Hiroyuki Okada (Tamagawa U.)

Competition Co-Chairs:

Sheila Russo (Boston U.)
Yasuo Hayashibara (Chiba Inst. of Tech)
Aaron Ohta (U. of Hawaii)
Hao Liu (SIA, CAS)


For any questions regarding the ICRA 2024 competitions, please contact the competition co-chairs using competition(at)
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